The Executive Secretary of Ghana Country Water Partnership participated from 6th to 9th May 2019, in the meeting of the Technical Committee of Experts of the Volta Basin Authority at Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra, Ghana. About forty (40) participants were present, drawn from the six (6) riparian States of the basin, notably the focal points of the VBA in the countries and technical and financial partners including the IUCN, GWP-WA, UEMOA, and Water Integrity Network (WIN). Also, technical structures from Ghana participated in the meeting.
From 13th to 14th May 2019, the Executive Secretary of Ghana Country Water Partnership participated in the 2-day meeting, organized by the Water Resources Commission in conjunction with Volta Basin Authority.
The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) held from 9 to 11 April 2019 the 4th session of the Forum of Parties which is a platform bringing together in addition to the VBA member States representatives of major stakeholders including farmers, women, youth associations, private sector, NGOs, etc. active in the basin.
Some associations have started making their own compost after the assistance they were given two weeks ago with some inputs including a box of "mycotri" and bags of chicken droppings. They have started their production activities including heat and humidity control, substrate decomposition degree and maintenance activities such as pile turning, and watering were carried out.
The national workshop on the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes was organized by the Ministry of Water and Forestry on April 15 to discuss the «Opportunities and Prospects for Côte d'Ivoire". The meeting was attended by representatives of the major embassies in Côte d'Ivoire, the Convention Secretariat, the Parliament, Ministries, Technical and Financial Partners, private companies and civil society.
A CWP Burkina and GWP-WA team including the regional Project Officer, a Young Professional and the Executive Secretary of the CWP-BF, visited Koankin in the rural commune of Saponé to monitor and observe the effective start of composting activities as part of the implementation of the TFTC project in Burkina Faso.
Mr. Boyla BASSOUROU, a young professional at the GWP-WA Regional Secretariat, took part in the 13th Environment Forum and International Environmental Technology Fair - AMERICANA in Montreal (Canada) on 26-28 March 2019.
CWP Benin is supporting two (2) municipalities of the Pendjari and Mekrou sub-basins in the establishment of Local Water Committees (LWCs) as part of the implementation of the component of component B of the second phase of the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Programme (ProSEHA2) on the "Promotion of IWRM in the sub-basins of the Mekrou and Pendjari".
SDG 6.2 states “to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations”. To contribute to that hygiene education is a necessity in any development programme in order to contribute as well to “end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere” (SDG5.1).